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" the Taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the Government were the only Ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three... "
Essays and Letters - Page 71
by Benjamin Franklin - 1821
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Life of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1846 - 224 pages
...are taxed twice as much hy our idleness, three times as much hy our pride, and four times as much hy our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us, hy allowing an ahatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something may he done for us;...
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The Christian Pioneer, Volumes 2-5

Baptists - 1744
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as mads by our pride, and four times as much by our folly : and from these ;axes the commissioners canaot ease .or deliver us, by allowing «nv abatement." Yes : and the old...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 1

Half hours - 1847
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from...them that help themselves,' as poor Richard says. solutely shortens life. ' Sloth, like rest, consumes fester than labour wears, while the used key is...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesman - 1848 - 288 pages
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from...something may be done for us ; ' God helps them that helps themselves', as poor Richard says in his Almanac. " It would be thought a hard government that...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - Inventors - 1848 - 468 pages
...allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something may be done for us ; for God helps them, that help themselves, as Poor Richard...hard government that should tax its people one tenth of their time, to be employed in its service ; but idleness taxes many of us much more ; sloth, by...
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The Western Miscellany, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin Ells - American literature - 1778 - 384 pages
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot case or deliv«r us by allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice and something...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - Inventors - 1848 - 468 pages
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners can not ease or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something...
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Advice to clerks and hints to employers, showing the road to preferment and ...

Advice - 1848 - 80 pages
...mankind almost uniformly verifies. It is a habit that is as destructive to health as it is to industry. It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth of their time, to be employed in its service — but idleness taxes many of us much more, if we reckon...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from...cannot ease or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. 26. The common fluency of speech in many men, and most women, is owing to a scarcity of matter, and...
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The Literary Reader: For Academies and High Schools: Consisting of ...

Arethusa Hall - Readers - 1851 - 408 pages
...philosopher, is too well known, and would require too much space, to be noticed here. THE WAY TO WEALTH. IT would be thought a hard government, that should tax its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service; but idleness taxes us much more — sloth, by bringing on diseases,...
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